Spatial learning as an adaptation in hummingbirds

Susan Cole, F. Reed Hainsworth, Alan C. Kamil, Terre Mercier, Larry L. Wolf

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Abstract

An ecological approach based on food distribution suggests that hummingbirds should more easily learn to visit a flower in a new location than to learn to return to a flower in a position just visited, for a food reward. Experimental results support this hypothesis as well as the general view that differences in learning within and among species represent adaptations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)655-657
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume217
Issue number4560
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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Cole, S., Hainsworth, F. R., Kamil, A. C., Mercier, T., & Wolf, L. L. (1982). Spatial learning as an adaptation in hummingbirds. Science, 217(4560), 655-657. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.217.4560.655

Spatial learning as an adaptation in hummingbirds. / Cole, Susan; Hainsworth, F. Reed; Kamil, Alan C.; Mercier, Terre; Wolf, Larry L.

In: Science, Vol. 217, No. 4560, 01.01.1982, p. 655-657.

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Cole, S, Hainsworth, FR, Kamil, AC, Mercier, T & Wolf, LL 1982, 'Spatial learning as an adaptation in hummingbirds', Science, vol. 217, no. 4560, pp. 655-657. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.217.4560.655
Cole S, Hainsworth FR, Kamil AC, Mercier T, Wolf LL. Spatial learning as an adaptation in hummingbirds. Science. 1982 Jan 1;217(4560):655-657. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.217.4560.655
Cole, Susan ; Hainsworth, F. Reed ; Kamil, Alan C. ; Mercier, Terre ; Wolf, Larry L. / Spatial learning as an adaptation in hummingbirds. In: Science. 1982 ; Vol. 217, No. 4560. pp. 655-657.
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